Posts tagged "Birthday"

An interview with my 8-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my 8-year-old on her birthday
Eight years ago my little, pink baby girl arrived ten days early on 8.8.08.  At first she cried and cried and with time, patience and hard work she has become the happiest person I know.  She is my shadow, always by my side, helping me sometimes more than I can help her.  Now she is... Read more »

An interview with my ten-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my ten-year-old on his birthday
One decade ago today at 10:27 a.m. my son was born.  The past ten years have gone by very fast, yet at the same time I wonder how my baby has turned into a smart, kind, sensitive and funny little man. This morning over poached eggs and chicken sausage, I asked him these annual questions.... Read more »

How to create a rainbow Inside Out birthday party

How to create a rainbow Inside Out birthday party
My daughter’s summer birthday barbecue is one of the only annual parties we have at our home. I enjoy party planning, but admittedly end up stressed. This year we comprised on a rainbow and Inside Out theme.  My goal in sharing this with you, to help or give you ideas to make your next party... Read more »
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Interview with my 7-year-old on her birthday

Interview with my 7-year-old on her birthday
This child has gone through a lot this year.  We have had highs and lows and everything in between.  The good news is I’ve learned a lot about her and the way “she works” this year through trial and errors, some good therapists and quality time together. She is athletic, stubborn, sweet, creative, strong willed,... Read more »

An interview with my nine-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on his birthday
I’ve been thinking a lot about how my son’s ninth birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year.  If there ever is a child to be grateful for it is this mellow, sensitive, confident, observant, thoughtful bookworm. This boy would rather celebrate his birthday over Dim Sum in Chinatown with two classmates than a big hoopla with... Read more »

Interview with my six-year-old on her birthday

Interview with my six-year-old on her birthday
Six years ago after a busy day eating Penny’s Noodles, pizza and Dairy Queen, I told my husband I thought I might be in labor. He didn’t believe me; after all it was ten days before my due date. My mom sped over to pick up our then two-year-old and we headed to the hospital... Read more »
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An interview with my eight year old on his birthday

An interview with my eight year old on his birthday
Eight Thanksgivings ago we gathered at my parent’s house with my sister, sister and brother-in-law and in-laws in anticipation of the arrival of the first baby of the family.  This year we will all come together again with the addition of more children to celebrate that not-so-little-boy’s 8th Birthday. It is beyond appropriate that this... Read more »

A letter to my daughter on her 5th birthday

A letter to my daughter on her 5th birthday
Dear Mini Me, I cannot believe it has been five years since you grew inside of me.  It seems like yesterday, but also it is hard to remember life without you.  From the minute you were conceived you created problems and worry and you continue to stubbornly do as you wish.  Your innocence, wit and... Read more »

Avocado Tortilla Soup made in my new Vitamix

Avocado Tortilla Soup made in my new Vitamix
About 10 years ago my husband and I went camping out West around this time of year.  We were in Bend, Oregon on my birthday and my husband/boyfriend at the time gave me a smallish black box for a present. Could it be a fancy necklace or dare I say it – an engagement ring?... Read more »
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Buying A Dog is a Lifelong Commitment

Buying A Dog is a Lifelong Commitment
Eight years ago on a sunny spring day just like today my husband and I, glowing with newlywed bliss, adopted our adorable nine pound puppy, Levon. Those first two years our glow period continued.  Levon was our baby and our number one priority.  We rushed home from work to take him to the dog park, Wiggly Field, every day.   He camped... Read more »